St. Louis Blues vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (30-19-3) at St. Louis Blues (31-14-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -130 / Carolina Hurricanes +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 26 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 40 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 85 goals on 888 shots and James Reimer has given up 49 goals on 616 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing five of their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 35 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 95 goals on 1,066 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 39 goals on 522 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Blues are 37-17 in their last 54 home games, 35-17 in their last 52 games as a home favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite. The under is 7-2 in Hurricanes last 9 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The Hurricanes are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Blues are falling apart before our eyes as that defense has fallen off a cliff the last couple of weeks, but they've neared enough respect over the last year and a half to assume they're going to turn things around. The Blues have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Hurricanes. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had much recent success on the road and usually struggle with physical teams such as the Blues. I'll lay the more than reasonable price with the Blues on their home ice.